Academics

College Counseling

Who says the college application process has to be stressful? Not us.
We’ve developed a four-year comprehensive, counseling model that works. With our approach, students and their families have plenty of time to plan, prepare and apply.  In the first-year, we encourage students to stay open and engage in high school, laying the foundation for their academic record, co-curricular involvement, and overall Marymount experience.  This way their pursuits are more authentic and personal, not just fashioned for a college application. Sophomore year is for exploration: of the self, interests in and out of class, leadership opportunities, and the variety of collegiate learning environments.  Students are introduced to different types of colleges and learn what schools look for when evaluating potential to contribute and succeed on campus.  As juniors, students identify their personal successes and preferences in a college; they begin to search out institutions which will complement their strengths, values and culture, develop a college list and brainstorm the beginnings of an application.  Senior year is all about applying and deciding; meetings with students and their families focus on telling their unique story in a compelling and authentic way; deciding where to attend is well thought out and intentional.  

In each leg of the journey, Marymount College Counseling is there every step of the way.  Our track record speaks for itself. Marymount students regularly receive multiple offers of admission to nationally recognized colleges and universities globally.

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Marymount’s College Counseling Programming by Grade-Level

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  • First Year

    -College Night for First-Year Parents
    -College Counselor assigned by early February
  • Sophomore Year

    -Diagnostic ACT
    -Standardized Testing Night
    -College Counseling Advisory Meeting
    -College Night for Sophomore Families
    -Individual Junior Course Scheduling
  • Junior Year

    -College Night for Junior Parents
    -Diagnostic ACT
    -Standardized Testing Night
    -Introductory Individual College Meetings
    -Human Development – College Counseling Class (6 sessions in Spring)
    -College Night for Junior Families
    -Individual Senior Course Scheduling
    -Family College Meetings
  • Senior Year

    -College Night for Senior Parents
    -Human Development – College Counseling Class (5 sessions in Fall)
    -University of California Application Workshop
    -Ongoing individual meetings, application/essay review, and strategy sessions


An Individualized Approach

Every Marymount student engages in not only a rigorous academic and active co-curricular program, but also a thorough and individualized personal development program. 

Our College Counseling, Advising, Human Development and Spiritual Life programs give students the tools needed to thrive on a psychological, emotional and interpersonal level, and these curricula evolve year-after-year to meet the particular needs of students at that time. 


Upcoming Parent and Family College Counseling Events

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Colleges Visiting Marymount



Meet Our College Counseling Team

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  • Adrian Skrentny

    Director of Design Engineering and Academic Data
    310.472.1205 x 205
    [email protected]